ASUP Strike: Latest Update From Federal Govt.


Following the meeting held on Sunday in Abuja, President Goodluck Jonathan said “no work no pay” policy must be adopted against the striking lecturers.

He said his administration is against the striking polytechnic teachers, saying the laws of the country required that workers should not receive wages for the period they would be on strike.

The policy provides for suspension of salary payment to the teachers during the period they are on strike. President Jonathan made the statement during the 7th Presidential Media Chat held yesterday in Abuja:

“You can’t go on strike and still want to be paid. It is not Jonathan that made that law.”

In response, the lecturers said they were not bothered by the law implementation stating: “It is not about money as some have viewed it.”

It would be recalled that ASUP embarked on a nationwide strike last October while COEASU has been on industrial action since December.

Despite numerous meetings held between the strikers and the Federal Government, a consensus has not been reached.

Lecturers accuse the authorities of unwillingness to meet their demands including but not limited to the improvement of infrastructure and working conditions. 

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